This year’s Met Gala diverts your gaze from real issues with artificial glitz

Share: As our country, and seemingly the rest of the world, continues to dissolve into further chaos, it’s impossible to ignore the dystopian nature of events such as the Met Gala when protests against genocide can be seen only blocks away. The recent 2024 Met Gala dress code seems to have reached beyond the bounds of dystopian after the dress code was themed after a famous science fiction short story by J.G. Ballard titled “The Garden of Time,” hinting at potentially deeper societal issues bubbling …

Swim team’s newest member makes waves in state competition

Share: First-year PCC student Michael Petersen has dedicated his life to swimming, often spending many early mornings and late nights doing breaststrokes and backstrokes, regardless of rain or shine. His ten years of hard work and perseverance finally culminated on May 2, when Petersen competed at the 3C2A State Swimming and Diving Championships in Costa Mesa. Petersen competed for PCC in the statewide swimming competition, placing 12th in breaststroke, as well as breaking older records as he completed the second fastest time for a male …

Less sex on the big screen is the least of our libido problems

Share: With the last two years seeing the releases of “Poor Things,” “Saltburn,” and “Challengers,” it feels as if Hollywood has never been hornier; however, it’s quite the contrary, according to recent data showing movies are depicting less sex than ever, reflecting a wider-ranging issue among youth. Since 2012, there’s been a steady decline in sexual content being depicted in the top grossing-movies released, with Stephen Follows, a media data analyst, reporting in his research, “Using the same method of looking for signals from ratings …

When ‘When Harry Met Sally’ exists, we want anything but ‘Anyone but You’

Share: In the modern age of romantic comedies, there are few and far between that resonate with us the way classics, such as “When Harry Met Sally” or “13 Going On 30,” have impacted us and continue to impact the generations following. After nearly three decades of cinema, many of these iconic movies still live within the cultural zeitgeist, making any new additions to the genre feel lackluster and much like cheap imitations of already near-perfect movies.  Despite the fact that the genre continues to …

Bars, booze and barbecue: How to spend the perfect Pasadena day

Share: Pasadena may not be the hippest or trendiest city in LA county, but it still has a lot to offer anyone looking for a walkable day of fun after class or something to fill up their weekend plans. As summer approaches and students start to have more free time, many are seeking cheap and fun activities to experience with family and friends. Few cities in LA County are even relatively walkable, making Pasadena a hidden gem for those without a car or those simply …

Five berry fields to frolic in this Spring

Share: Before Los Angeles was known for being the home of Hollywood and famous celebrities, it was home to many farmers and their produce. Now most of our farms are found in the IE and towards Ventura, giving many Angelenos an opportunity to take advantage of the locally sourced fruits and vegetables at their local farmer’s markets throughout the year.  While we’re blessed with fresh local produce year-round, few people actually experience getting to harvest their food themselves, not knowing it’s an experience they can …

PCC club collaborates with Huntington Hospital to combat rising fentanyl deaths

Share: As fentanyl overdose deaths continue to rise throughout the country, Pasadena has begun to feel the effects of this drug epidemic as the city’s death rate more than triples in four years.  Recently some of Huntington Hospital’s staff were invited by PCC’s Caduceus Club to teach a seminar to PCC students and staff on how to properly administer Naloxone in the case of an opioid overdose.  The Caduceus Club offers volunteer options, peer mentoring, and education support to students interested in becoming a part …

BLOTTER: Art critique gone wrong

Share: Monday, March 4, 2024 1:06 a.m.: An officer advised a female sleeping east of the R building to leave. 2:29 a.m.: An officer advised a male walking through parking lot 7 to leave and told him that the campus was closed. 8:16 a.m.: Staff reported an encampment in the staircase landing on the west side of the E building. An officer advised the occupant of the encampment to leave. 10:46 a.m.: Staff reported a male yelling at himself and setting up an encampment on …

BLOTTER: Police remove disruptive commenter from Academic Senate meeting

Share: Monday, December 04, 2023 12:39 a.m.: Person reported their tablet was stolen from the quad. 9:35 a.m.: Person reported a transient possibly using drugs In parking lot 5 level 3. Officer responded and found no evidence of drugs before advising them to leave. 10:35 a.m.: Staff reports a student fainting of CEC-126. Paramedics responded to the scene but the student refused transportation to the hospital and was instead picked up by a family member.  3:17 p.m.: Staff reported seeing a suspicious man huffing something …